by Bethany Edwards
Good Morning from West Africa,
For the past 9 days, I have had the unique pleasure of hanging out with not 1, but 2 future astronauts!
My daughter Havana met up with philanthropist, activist, and all-around wonderful person, Taylor Richardson, to travel to Ghana in West Africa for a literary adventure.
Together, they raised over $25,000 to bring boxes and suitcases full of books to empower young girls at an orphanage in Accra.
I will share more about it on my blog about the trip, but today I wanted to share the most inspiring and wonderful books for young children interested in learning about STEM warriors.
Whether or not a child goes into a STEM career, these important historical figures are women worth knowing more about.
I have made a list of books in honor of future astronauts Havana and Taylor for both young children and teenagers to enjoy!
STEM BOOKS for Ages 0-7
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker
Mary Had a Little Lab by Sue Fleiss
Hey Ho, To Mars We’ll Go by Susan Lendroth
Cece Loves Science by Kimberly Derting and Shelli R. Johannes and illustrated by Vashti Harrison
Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
A is for Atom Book by Adam Durant and Kara J. Rutledge
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath by Julia Finley Mosca
How to Code A Sandcastle by Josh Funk
Reviews of a few of these books:
Multcultural Book Advent: Books for Strong Girls
Best New Multicultural Picture Books for Steminists
STEM BOOKS for Ages 7-14
Hidden Figures Youth Editionby Margot Lee Shetterly
Girls who Code(series) by Reshma Saujani
Zoey and Sassafras(series) by Asia Citro
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by Catherine Thimmesh
Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science by Jeannine Atkins
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky
Radioactive! How Irène Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World by Winifred Conkling
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels by Linda Skeers
Hope you have an amazing weekend full of amazing books!!
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